Friday, September 23, 2011

Inspiration Showcase - Row Five and the final product

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a final peek at my canvas.  I am pleased with how it turned out. 

Here on the last row I didn't have all of the same products that Jennifer used.  For the last three leaves I went ahead and came up with my own.  For the first leaf I applied Versa Mark and Copper embossing powder in two thick layers to some paper and then punched out the leaf shape when it was all cooled down.  The small leaf in the center was punched from a little extra paper when I made leaf #15 in the third row.   

For the second leaf in the row I applied four layers of Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.  I tried a technique I have done before, but didn't have much success this time.  While the melting powder is still hot and flowy, I pressed a stamp inked with Versa Mark into the powder and let it cool with the stamp still pressed in.  It didn't work too well.  I had to heat it again. You can still see a hint of the stamp I pressed in.  It just didn't turn out as well defined as it should have.  I still think it's pretty, so I kept it.

I know this last leaf isn't really using any stamping techniques like the rest of the canvas, but I was dying to use some of this real wood paper.  It goes with my canvas' theme and I love how pretty it is. I punched it out, inked the edges lightly and applied some gems.

The "Thankful" title was cut from some brown card stock using my Silhouette.  The shape is actually one I've had a long time.  It says "Be Thankful".  I got rid of the "Be" and just cut out what I wanted.  I coated it with Crackle finish Glossy Accents.  I LOVE how it turned out.

Here is the whole darn thing.  I can't wait to get it hung on our wall.  I know I will enjoy looking at it.  There is so much interest in each leaf. This was a wonderful class and a fabulous project.  I am so glad I splurged and participated.

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a peek at my final product.  Happy Fall!!


barb said...

wow! this is beautiful!!! i love your pretty.

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Debby said...

I love your variation using the leaf. Gorgeous canvas.